Whether you’re new to acting or an experienced performer looking to refine your technique, Black Box Studios’ Adult Programs can help you achieve your personal and professional goals.
Students from Black Box Studios’ Adult Acting Workshop perform ‘Working’
Adult programs are taught using an improv-based method that Black Box’s founders developed during their years working in professional theater in New York City. All acting classes begin by helping students build a strong foundation in the fundamentals of voice, movement, character development, and script analysis.
From there, students put these skills into action as they perform scenes, songs, and productions of plays and musicals with their fellow classmates. Most courses are performance-based and culminate in an end-of-semester production at BBS’ Teaneck, New Jersey location that is fully staged and open to family, friends, and the community.
Whether you’re looking to break into acting or take your career to the next level, Black Box has what you need.
Courses for Fall 2013
Workshops run 15-18 weeks till late December or early January. Teachers are tentative, see official designations in August.
Sundays starting September 8
INTERGENERATIONAL THEATER WORKSHOP
Ages 8-Adult / 4-6PM / Matt Okin and Danny Hoffman
A collaborative theater experience for a mixed-age group of kids, teens, and adults. Open to family members or individuals. A Broadway-style musical is chosen, cast, designed, rehearsed, and performed at the end of the semester in at least two fully-staged, public productions.
ADULT ACTING WORKSHOP
Ages 19+ / 6:30-8:30PM /Jesse Freedman and Bronwen Mullin
For those with current or past experience, or just curious about the craft. In a supportive and challenging environment, New York-style collaborative theater techniques are used to choose, cast, rehearse, and mount a unique visitation of a classic musical for at least two public performances. Auditions to assess commitment level and for casting purposes (no one is turned away) is by appointment only with the Director and Musical Director for this Spring’s pre-chosen musical, Cats.*
The crowd is riveted during a scene of ‘And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little’ by Black Box Studios’ Adult Acting Workshop.
Wednesdays starting October 2
THE BUSINESS OF THEATER
Ages 15 – Adult / 7:30-9:00PM / Amy Fogelman
Students learn the fundamentals of the business of Broadway and off-Broadway theater from an insider’s perspective, BBS’ Managing and Marketing Director. Some of the many topics to be discussed are types of theater business models, show budgets, theatrical law, theater unions, ticketing, press and publicity, and the future of theater and live events.
More information here.
General Info, Registration and Payment
Early-bird discount: Save $50 per course when you register by August 1!
Fully-staged shows include costumes, sets, special lighting, etc.
Newcomers to Black Box Studios who are interested in a course, but unsure if it’s right for them, can attend the first class for free! Contact us for more info.
Session dates are subject to change in rare instances. Instructors are also subject to change, and most classes require a minimum of 6 students to run. Full refunds are issued if a class is canceled or rescheduled.
Workshops are $450. * Pro workshops are an extra $50 to cover special materials and royalities. Wednesday workshops are $400.
Work-study opportunities and scholarship assistance are available; contact us for details.
IMPORTANT: The end-of-semester shows will be performed around mid-December or mid-January and preceded with a series of final dress rehearsals. Sign-up for a workshop that culminates in a full production only if you will be able to keep your schedule flexible during this time period for now, or until after all final show dates are set. To discuss, please contact Matt or Amy directly.